Name: Rob Giersch

Bio: live in Atlanta.  Read comic books a loooong time ago.  Love the podcasts and the random trade I hear about through ifanboy.

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    May 17, 2017 1:52 pm Siegel and Shuster endowed Superman with more than one superpower. He has friends in the diamond district...............
    May 17, 2017 1:24 pm I'm listening Mr. K....
    September 26, 2016 8:54 pm Don't take tonight's hang out attendance as a baseline. Debate and all you know.....
    August 1, 2016 8:36 am Just one note on the new membership subscriptions. I went in to unplug my paypal subscription and saw that I have racked up $300 in annual subscriptions over the years. BEST investment I could have ever made. Keep it going guys, glad to have the trio back and firing on all cylinders.
    June 17, 2015 3:58 pm I want to see Ant Man........................
    May 7, 2015 12:52 pm You guys really need to get the band back together, I don't care what Ron thinks......................
    January 13, 2014 10:46 pm What was the a World War 2 book?!?! You had me at SS!
    November 3, 2010 3:53 pm

    Even better, get 2 for almost the price of one:

    not the same as having that pulp between your fingers, but can't argue with the value.

    Am glad to see the FF is hopefully making a comeback as they were my second love behind the X-Men.  Beyond Kirby there are some great runs by Byrne and others in the 80's which you can find in these DVDs.

    July 9, 2009 8:46 am

    Great show, when I saw the headline for the podcast I could not wait to see it.  You guys did a great job covering the entire aspect of the series, but I wish you had spent more time on the story itself.  As Conor said once or twice, THIS WAS GROUNDBREAKING STUFF AT THE TIME!

    I read these as they came out in issue, and honestly was mesmerized and shocked by just about every episode through the first arc.  The entire take on Kid Miracleman as God gone bad wasn’t just a departure from the superhero norm, it was a screaming left turn through the guardrail and into the abyss.  You quickly mentioned the rampage Kid Miracleman goes on in London, but I wish you had lingered a moment on some of those panels.  They are just haunting, and make you shudder at the thoughts bouncing around in Moore’s mind.  I can still see the full husks of human skin that were stripped off of bodies and hung on the clothesline to dry.   Further, the panels showing Miracleman’s angst ridden face as he finally deals with Johnny Bates was some of the most expressive art drawn at the time.  Violence like this had never really existed in comics before this time other than in magazine runs like Heavy Metal (hard to imagine in a world now filled with titles like Crossed). 

    I also loved the later Miracleman Utopia run.  Just the introduction to one of the issues that focused on a lone character from another world…………..which happened to be a pet science project of Miracleman was genius.

    While it is a shame the series went to pieces I will give it credit for being the most groundbreaking piece of work I read during the period when it came out.